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Police find thousands in counterfeit money during murder investigation

AMITE CITY, LA (WAFB) -

A murder investigation resulted in the discovery nearly half a million dollars in fake bills. Officials say this is the largest counterfeit operation the department has ever seen.

Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona reports that the counterfeit bills and three high-quality printers were discovered in the home where Daryl Lyn Hill, 63, shot and killed her brother, Alfred Hill, 62, the week before.

"The money is not connected to the homicide," Chief Trabona explained. "We still do not know why Daryl shot her brother, but we do not believe it was related to the money."

After the shooting, investigators searched the home located in the 100 block of South Second Street. They were looking for the gun used during the shooting when they discovered $231,000.

"Some of the bills are pale looking, some of them are real good," Chief Trabona said. "They had held one of them up to see if the strip was in it, but it wasn't there. Other than that, everything is the same as real money. It's amazing to me."

During the initial search of the home, investigators noticed the printers, but did not confiscate them. On Monday, March 24, investigators returned to the home to take the printers and complete a secondary search.

"We found more money we missed the first time," Chief Trabona said. "We found another $190,000 in a bag. The Secret Service took the money and they're counting it to tell us exactly how much there is."

Chief Trabona explained that the U.S. Secret Service is better equipped to deal with cases such as this one.

"We called them in to give us a helping hand," he said. "They have more resources for dealing with this type of case."

Chief Trabona did confirm that a person of interest has been identified, but has not been official named a suspect.

Hill was arrested the day of the shooting incident and charged with manslaughter. She is currently being held in the Tangipahoa Parish Correctional Center.

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